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Chevy To Unveil Special Edition Corvette On January 25

It’ll debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona race. The spot on the itinerary only shows “2019 Corvette Special Edition Announcement at the Chevrolet Experience,” and that doesn’t even hint at what makes the new model distinctive. Unveiling the vehicle at a major race could hint at some sort of motorsport-inspired connection, though.

An itinerary for the Rolex 24 at Daytona race reveals that a special edition Chevy Corvette debuts. It doesn’t provide any other details, though.

Source: Chevy To Unveil Special Edition Corvette On January 25

UCLA study says motorcycling reduces stress, increases alertness

funded by Harley-Davidson

On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent, similar to light exercise.
Changes in the riders’ brain activity suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee.
Sensory focus was enhanced while riding, versus driving a car, meaning that riders were more alert to what was going on around them.
On the bike, many riders say they tune out anything that’s not relevant to the road. The study, which used electroencephalogram equipment to measure brain activity, seemed to validate that point.

The study, from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles, says results are similar to light exercise.

Source: UCLA study, funded by Harley-Davidson, says motorcycling reduces stress, increases alertness

This female team says it’s no gimmick

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities are usually broken before cars even make it to the track. Jackie Heinricher has defied those odds and turned an outlandish idea into one of the most highly anticipated debuts in racing. She has put together an all-female team of drivers that will debut later this month at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world. Her vision became a reality because she found a commercial sponsor with Caterpillar, landed a partner in Meyer Shank Racing and signed up top racers — all of whom wanted to be part of the unique project.

Source: Hear these engines roar: Female team says this is no gimmick

Rare Finds: Bob Tasca Jr.’s 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet Resurfaces After 35 Years – Hot Rod Network

Great story!
Check it out.

Learn some history about the 428 Cobra Jet.
The Cobra Jet hit showrooms on April 1, 1968.

After 35 years, Bob Tasca Jr.’s own 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet resurfaces and makes passes down the drag strip! Tasca Jr. is reunited with his Torino.

Source: Rare Finds: Bob Tasca Jr.’s 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet Resurfaces After 35 Years – Hot Rod Network